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City Year Alumni in Education

City Year alumni are making an impact in communities across the country, especially those that choose to return to the classroom as educators.  As City Year works to dramatically improve the graduation pipeline and improve the lives of thousands of students each year, our alumni are turning their service into a career by teaching in communities that need them most.  Here are just some of their stories.

Kevin Dua"...City Year Boston primed me for this; balancing external strain of public education with a buoyant, unswerving mindset towards simply enriching a child’s learning."


Kevin Dua '10, '11
City Year Boston
History Educator, Somerville Public Schools


"Being a teacher resident is hard work but a rewarding next step along the journey of becoming a leader in the education movement, requiring commitment and dedication, which many City Year alumni have already proven."


Trina Tran '11
City Year Washington, DC
Urban Teacher Center '15

 When he teaches, his students are engaged, inquisitive, and challenged. He’s a natural, and it’s no surprise his experience has brought him to the classroom.

In his own words, "It’s who I am - I love service.”  

Derrick Rainey '09, '10
City Year Little Rock/North Little Rock
Shady Hill School '14

"I truly feel like City Year laid a firm foundation for my teaching career.”


Chelsea Rivas '12, '13

City Year Columbia
Urban Teacher Center


"One pivotal moment from my year of service was when I realized how lucky I was to serve with City Year."

Alexis Doroski '13
City Year Greater Philadelphia
TNTP Teaching Fellows